Dr. Galal Abada

Advisor, Madinah Development Authority MDA, Madinah

Galal Abada is an urban design, conservation and planning advisor, consultant and educator. He is currently the advisor for studies, planning and Development for the Madinah Development Authority MDA, Madinah, KSA. He is also an associate professor of architecture and urban design at Ain Shams University in Cairo ASU (on leave).

Dr. Abada was trained at Ain Shams University ASU, the School of Architecture Paris-Belleville, France, and the University of Leuven KUL, Belgium. He received a Ph.D. in City Design and Development from the SI, Stuttgart University in Germany. He is specialized in the linkage between the urbanism, historical, cultural and environmental, institutional development, and its relationship to the multidimensional design activities of various challenges.

Dr. Abada has been leading of outstanding technical contributions to a wide range of multidisciplinary urban development and design projects of various scales; from historical city and development and heritage sites conservation; to urban design and large-scale design and city development projects in Germany and Belgium, the North Africa, Middle East, with long experience in Saudi Arabia and UAE. He published more than 80 articles, research papers, critical reports and technical reviews in international conferences, refereed journals and professional magazines. He also contributed to several books on the Arab contemporary urbanism, conservation of historical cities and heritage sites.

Fady Khalife

Group Design Director/Managing Director-Europe, Cracknell

Fady is a registered architect with a strong background in strategic planning, urban design and place making for large mixed-use projects. He is proficient in all aspects of landscape architecture and urban design from concept inception through to construction completion, gained from over 22 years' experience in large international practices. Across every commission, Fady is focused on achieving his clients' apsirations through delivering innovative design solutions that push the creative envelope. His attention to detail and strong project management capability ensure that the design solutions are executed in an exemplary manner.

Eyad M. Fadul

Advisor, Vision Realization Office (VRO), Ministry of Hajj and Umra, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Eyad Fadul currently serve as an advisor for the Vision Realization Office (VRO) for the Ministry of Hajj and Umra in the capacity of project manager and consultant. He is responsible for delivering the International Oasis initiative, as part of plans to achieve the National Transformation Program NTP goals, he is a Torch barrier leading urban design, knowledge, financial, marketing and legal consultant’s teams.

Eyad has over 17 years of professional experience in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design fields including project management, in local and international firms such as zuhair fayez partnership, Fluor Arabia and AECOM.

He also taught professional Landscape architecture courses at King Abdul Aziz university, and has experience in CSR field through managing Friend of Jeddah Parks (NGO).

Eyad has a Master's degree, Architecture and Urban Design from College of Fine Arts, Helwan university, Cairo, Egypt.

And a Bachelor's degree, Landscape Architecture from School of environmental design, King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.